Baltic University Programme

Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education

Invitation to Baltic University Programme Members

IUSDRPThe Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme (IUSDRP) is leading the production of  the "Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education". This is a unique, high calibre, peer-reviewed publication, will provide a substantial addition to the body of information and knowledge on matters related to sustainable development in higher education.

The Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education will be published by Springer, as part of the "World Sustainability Series". It consists of many  terms related to sustainability, to be compiled by senior academics on the one hand, but also by by PhD/Masters students performing work on sustainable development issues on the other, providing them with the opportunity to engage in scientific writing, and to become part of the next generation of professionals familar with concepts related to sustainability. We therefore warmly encourage teaching staff to bring this to their relevant BSc/PhD/MSc students performing research on sustainability issues, since they might be able to provide quality inputs which may pass peer-review.

Since accepted inputs to the Encyclopledia are official proofs of high level academic performance which may be used for promotion/tenure purposes, certificates will be sent to authors whose works have been accepted, which may add them to their CVs.

We warmly encourage teachers and students from the Baltic University Programme to make submissions, since the Baltic is under-represented on international sustainability literature. A small grant of Euro 1.000 will be made available to teachers of each university, which may gather inputs from 50 students. This makes sure the university is well represented.
 
Further details on the project, and on how to contribute to it, it can be seen here.

We look forward to interesting inputs from across the Baltic.

Walter Leal
Chairman, IUSDRP
Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany) & Manchester Metropolitan University (UK)